We all are at different places in our spiritual lives. All of us are constantly learning and growing in the faith. We encourage people to ask questions and explore answers together! A Bible study is currently being offered on Monday mornings at 11 a.m. Other adult studies are offered in the fall and spring. Due to families moving in and out of the church, a formal program of Christian education children and youth (outside that of worship) is currently in transition. Children are encouraged participate in worship and learning. Coloring materials are available for young members. As children get older, often they have served as acolytes, carrying the cross, and readers. Feel free to speak with the rector about your children and their needs.
Saturday June 1, 2019 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On the first Saturday of June, we have our annual “barn sale”. Parishioners bring in tools, clothing, household items, books, toys, and furniture to sell. It helps raise money for the church, is an opportunity for members to work together, benefits those who may not be able to afford needed new items from the store, and helps clear our homes of unwanted and unused “stuff”.
We have a newly renovated kitchen that will provide opportunities for parish fellowship and community meals. On October 20th, 2018 we dedicated the new kitchen to the memory of Johanna Kagan. A plaque in her honor is now displayed.
Here are some upcoming dinners and events to add to your calendar:
Sunday May 19, 2019 2 p.m. Afternoon Tea
Blessing Of The Animals
Sunday October 6, 2019 4 p.m.
Each year on the Sunday closest to St. Francis day, we welcome people to bring their pets to church for either services and receive a blessing. A Blessing of Animals also takes place outside at 4 p.m. that Sunday afternoon.
Winter Doldrums Pot Luck Supper and Yankee Swap
Saturday Feb. 16, 2019 6 p.m.
Yankee Swaps are usually held in December. But we have found mid-February to be a time when everyone is looking for some fun and fellowship. We gather for a pot-luck supper, swap gifts and share a lot of laughs.
Parish “Mass On The Grass” And Picnic
Sunday June 23, 2019 9 a.m.
Usually the last Sunday in June we have an outdoor service at the home of one of our members who lives on the shore of a lovely lake. It is light and informal. On occasion we’ve had a baptism in the lake. Afterwards, we heat up the grill and bring out an abundance of good food. Friends, family and visitors are welcome to come.
For Crafters For Shoppers
Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, 2019
Our annual craft fair is an outside fair held on our church grounds. We offer a fun, welcoming event with lots of help and support for our crafters and artisans. It is a two day event, and there is much activity in the town due to Salem Fest activities, featuring non-profit organizations. The craft fair is well publicized and we have fun kid’s events (bouncy house and face painting) to draw more shoppers.
Click here for Application which details our rules and provides contact information for more questions if you have any.
The St. David’s Craft Fair is an annual tradition for many in the Greater Salem area. There is something for everyone – Crafts, Food, Raffle and the famous Cookie Walk where you can fill a container with homemade cookies of every kind.
There is ample free parking in the area and free admission. You and your family will also have fun with our kid’s bouncy house and face painting.
Crafts include jewelry, wood reclaimed products, handmade soaps, fiber arts, ornaments, jams and jellies, fabric gifts and much more.
Café St. David’s – have lunch with us while you shop. Our cafe has homemade meatballs, vegetarian chili, clam chowder, hot dogs, apple pie, veggie wraps, chicken Ceasar wraps and more. And our prices are very reasonable!!
Raffle – Buy chances to win large items like a bicycle, handmade quilt, flat screen TV and more. Also church members contribute beautiful gift baskets of all kinds and local businesses contribute gift certificates and baskets. Each raffle ticket enters you into the drawing for any of the items. The drawing is held on Sunday and you do not need to be present to win.
Cookie Walk – this event is loved by all – buy a container and “Do the Walk!” Walk along our tables filled with homemade cookies and fill a container of your favorites – from the always popular chocolate chip, to peanut blossoms, M&M, and too many more to even list! And they keep changing as new cookies are dropped off by our congregation.